Choosing the preventive workload in general practice: practical application of the Coronary Prevention Group guidelines and Dundee coronary risk-disk.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the workload implications for general practice of the Coronary Prevention Group and British Heart Foundation action plan for preventing heart disease. DESIGN: Computer simulation of plan, including calculation of Dundee risk scores, with data from OXCHECK trial. SUBJECTS: 4759 patients aged 35-64 who had health checks during 1989-91. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Effect of using different risk scores as thresholds on workload and coverage of patients at known risk. Thresholds ...Expand abstract
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